College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Admission to the Major

Students entering the Center for the Arts

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education have to submit a Music Department admission application and pass an audition. A downloadable admission application and information pertaining to auditions can be found on the link below.

After admission to the Department of Music, there are two additional steps that a student must complete to become a candidate for the Music Education degree. The first is a “Progress Check to Obtain Full Admission into the Music Education Major,” which is completed during the fourth term Music Education Advising Session. The second is the “Program Interview for Admission to Candidacy for the Music Education Degree.” This is completed in the student’s sixth term while enrolled in Choral Conducting (MUSC 327) or Instrumental Conducting (MUSC 329).

Reference Sources for Prospective Music Majors


  • So You Want to Be a Music Major: A Guide for High School Students, Their Guidance Counselors, Parents and Music Teachers, by Robert Franzblau
  • Majoring in Music: All the Stuff You Need to Know, by Rich Holly
  • Career Opportunities in the Music Industry 6th ed., by Shelly Field
  • 100 Careers in the Music Business 2nd ed., by Tanja L. Crouch


Department of Music
Center for the Arts, Room # 3095 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2839
Fax: 410-704-2841



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